Product Marketing Manager (Remote)

Job description

Location: Remote, mainly UK based, as travel to our London hub will be required from time to time.

Team: Marketing


As Ably enters its next stage of growth, we’re looking for talented and curious individuals to help us build and deliver the platform to power synchronized digital experiences in realtime for one billion devices every week by 2024. 


Our everyday digital experiences are in the midst of a realtime revolution. Whether attending an event in a virtual venue, receiving realtime financial information, or monitoring live car performance data – consumers simply expect realtime digital experiences as standard. As such, synchronized data in realtime is now business critical for many organisations. Yet, at the same time, organizations don’t have the in-house capabilities nor the time to do this efficiently at scale. That’s where Ably comes in.


We provide a suite of APIs to build, extend, and deliver powerful digital experiences in realtime for more than 265 million devices across 80 countries each month. Organizations like Toyota, Bloomberg, HubSpot, and Hopin depend on Ably’s platform to offload the growing complexity of business-critical realtime data synchronization at global scale.


Working at Ably means helping to build the infrastructure and technology that will power and shape the future of the internet. The opportunity in front of us is immense. But we can’t rest yet. And we’d like your help.


To see what life’s like at Ably, check out our careers page at and read the story of how Ably's core values came to be.


In this role

We’re looking for an experienced Product Marketing Manager to join our team and make an immediate impact across Ably as we continue our rapid growth. You’ll own a broad market use case, diving deep into all aspects of product marketing on a daily basis.


You’ll join a small yet highly effective team that has company-wide visibility and impact, collaborating closely with Product Management, Engineering, Sales, Customer Success, and the broader Marketing team.

Day to day, you will:
  • Talk to customers and research your market, using that information to create compelling and descriptive ICPs, personas, positioning, and messaging

  • Structure, shape, and drive awareness and excitement about innovative new product capabilities - both internally and externally

  • Collaborate with, and provide feedback to, the Product Management team on product/features that align with target markets and personas

  • Enable the Sales (including Partnerships) and Marketing teams with collateral and content from written documents to slide decks to video customer stories, while training them on the market

It would be great if you:
  • Have more than three years of experience in high impact B2B software solutions, with a focus on developer, product, and tech-savvy personas from individual contributor to senior management

  • Have demonstrable value and outcome-driven product and solution marketing experience

  • Planned and delivered with high-velocity new product/feature introductions (cadenced product releases) that incorporate concurrent themes/use cases (typically complex SaaS offerings)

  • Have achieved demonstrable results by cross-functional collaboration with Product Management, Pre/Post Sales, Customer Success, Engineering and broader Marketing teams (DevRel, DemandGen, Comms in particular)

  • Have created and delivered sales enablement strategies and materials that have positively impacted revenue

  • Convey a deep understanding of modern software, I/PaaS, and cloud API products with technical acumen

  • Are familiar with all things cloud, serverless, and event-driven architectures and stay current on new product and industry evolutions

  • Can quickly absorb detailed, complex technical concepts and can synthesize into simple, impactful messages for technical and business audiences - you will need to be comfortable having conversations with highly technical colleagues about highly technical topics and then turn those into impactul marketing

It would be nice if you have:
  • Experience with realtime infrastructure or software

  • Experience working in a rapidly scaling organization

  • Experience influencing product roadmaps and senior stakeholders

What’s it like to work at Ably?

Ably is entering a new phase of growth led by an experienced senior team. You’ll be part of a successful, highly motivated, and extremely collaborative company.


To provide the infrastructure required for the next generation of the internet, to tell the world about it, and to support everyone inside Ably to do so we hire people who are ready and capable of taking on challenging problems in a high-growth environment.


We want to work in a company of inclusive people who treat each other well. To really thrive at Ably, you’ll need to believe in and be prepared to do your work in line with our values, which are:

  • Open for all. Open is a mindset. When open, we’re better collaborators, communicators and creators. Whether open source, standards, or protocols, open hearts, minds, and eyes. It’s better when it’s open.

  • Bias for action. We avoid analysis paralysis at all costs. We lean into doing in order to move us forward. When we have enough of what we need to act, we act.

  • Even the best do better. We want to be the best - but that doesn’t mean we rest when we are. Improvement and growth - true betterment - is an ongoing journey. One fuelled by curiosity and taking risks.

  • Technology needs humanity. Our technology means little without people - whether that’s how we treat our colleagues, or how we design developer experiences. Being human matters.

  • Dependable by default. Dependability is integral to our mission and technology, but being dependable starts with our people. When we care enough to take real ownership of our products and problems - all else will follow.

  • Bold creativity wins. When viewed through a different lens, what stands in the way can become the way. The bigger the challenge the easier the choice: bold creativity will always move us forward, create better outcomes, and set us apart.

What’s in it for you?
  • A great company culture

  • Share options

  • The chance to learn and grow with a fast-moving company, supported by a learning budget that gives you access to professional training, events, conferences, workshops etc.

  • Remote first: Unless you want to pop into our communal office space in Shoreditch, London, you’ll work from home most of the time, apart from when we have planning sessions and Summits. Travel to the office is at the employee's expense, apart from when we have Ably Summits

  • Your choice of high quality tech kit to work on

  • Home workstation set up budget of £500, plus an annual top-up of £150

  • Regular company away days and social events

  • Friday need-to-know drinks and snacks

  • Private health insurance, including Doctor@Hand

  • Access to private and confidential coaching with Sanctus

  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme with AXA

  • A monthly wellbeing budget with Juno

  • 25 days of paid annual leave (33 days including bank holidays)

  • 10 days of paid sick leave (including mental health days) per year

  • Dog friendly office for when you’re in the office!


If you enjoy working as part of a technology company, value open source, and love solving hard problems - then we’d love to hear from you, regardless of whether you fit the job description exactly or not. If in doubt, drop us an email; we’d be more than happy to give you some advice on your application.


We believe our differences as individuals is what makes us great. Our people are at the heart of what we do, and we encourage everyone to be their most authentic self at Ably: we see inclusivity and openness as fundamental to creating long-term success as an organization. We encourage applications from all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, parental status, race, religion, educational background or neurodiversity. Ably has an amazing opportunity ahead of us, and we want anyone to be able to contribute to that opportunity.